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New Dao Vua Classic V2 (Gyuto) – Preview

The first version of Dao Vua was known as a project knife that had some flaws. The out of the box sharpness was not great, the knife was pretty thick, it had some inconsistent tapering and a crooked choil on some batches.

Dao Vua Classic V2 on the top, old version on the bottom
Dao Vua Classic V2 on the top, old version on the bottom

Some knives were bent or not put straight into the knife handle. The production and fit and finish are rough and that is why Doa Vua was known as a project knife.

Dao Vua Old Version, some batches had the knives not straight into the handle
Dao Vua Old Version, some batches had the knives not straight into the handle

The majority of these problems are fixed in the Doa Vua Classic V2, and the quality of the production line has been improved. However, the knife is still on the rough side even with the fit and finish that has been improved.

Dao Vua Classic V2 has fixed the major flaws in the first version
Dao Vua Classic V2 has fixed the major flaws in the first version

The focus is on the new design of the blade styles. It now matches more with the classic Japanese shape and profile.

Makoto Kurosaki Gyuto & Dao Vua Classic V2 Gyuto
Makoto Kurosaki Gyuto & Dao Vua Classic V2 Gyuto

In this Doa Vua Classic V2 Gyuto, you can see how much the style and the profile have been changed compared to the old version which had an aggressive curve.

Dao Vua Claassic V2 Gyuto vs Sao Vua Old Gyuto
Dao Vua Claassic V2 Gyuto vs Sao Vua Old Gyuto

The out of the box sharpness is slightly better, but the main notice point is the different performance due to the thinner blade. The balance point has also been changed, the Doa Vua Classic V2 Gyuto is middle balanced compared to the front heavier old Doa Vua Gyuto.

Dao Vua Classic V2 with a new balance point
Dao Vua Classic V2 with a new balance point

I’m happy to see the improvements of the Dao Vua knives. The handle design is more comfortable to hold, the Doa Vua Classic V2 has better quality control, the blade is put straight into the handle and the knife style has been changed so that it matches the profile and style of Japanese knives.

The handle is more comfortable, however, the old one was not bad either
The handle is more comfortable, however, the old one was not bad either

N O T E S:

The production line, fit & finish, and quality control on the Dao Vua Classic V2 have been improved a lot. It is a major improvement compared to the old version. The main focus is the complete redesign of the blade to match the traditional Japanese profile.

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